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Mrs Sarah Mander

Profile summary

Professional biography

My professional background is within Early Help services as both practitioner and strategic leader. I have enjoyed almost 20 years working in the statutory, voluntary and private sector with the 0 - 19 age range.
I am currently a Staff Tutor for the Open University with line management responsibility for Associate Lecturers.

Research interests

I am currently studying for a Doctorate in Education, researching the characteristics of child-centred practice within Early Help workforces.

Teaching interests

Since moving to the world of academia 6 years ago, I have led courses for Family and Community Studies and Special Educational Needs and Disability. My teaching interests include safeguarding and well-being, community studies and educational inclusion. I continue to teach for module E102, An Introduction to Childhood Studies and Child Psychology.


Well-being, mental health and the student population (2020-10-30)
Mander, Sarah
In: Williams-Brown, Zeta and Mander, Sarah eds. Childhood Well-being and Resilience: Influences on Educational Outcomes (pp. 33-45)
ISBN : 9780367342432 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

How big is our society? (2017-07)
Mander, Sarah
In: Brown, Zeta ed. Children, Families and Communities:
ISBN : 9781138200760 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Inclusive practice for families (2016-04-29)
Bennett, Kay; Mander, Sarah and Richards, Lynn
In: Brown, Zeta ed. Inclusive Education: perspectives on pedagogy, policy and practice
ISBN : 9781138913899 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

A view through the looking glass: co-creation and innovation - a recipe for success (2023-04)
Mander, Sarah; Fensham-Smith, Amber; Connolly, Nichola and Reeve, Yasmin
In : 7th Biennial International Conference on Access, Participation and Success (26-27 Apr 2023, The Open University, Milton Keynes)

Reflecting upon how we wrote 'Childhood Well-being and Resilience: Influences on Educational Outcomes' (2020-11-25)
Mander, Sarah and Williams-Brown, Zeta
Education Observatory, University of Wolverhampton